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We used to be friends, we became closer and things got more

We used to be friends, we became closer and things got more personal. I had an written agreement with him that we will work in real estate together. I helped him to gain his Real estate license and gave him an advance of several thousand $, we had disagreements and when I asked how we would settle on the a plan for him to payback per agreement he filed a restraining order against me to buy time and limit my efforts to contact him and trying to retrieve my funds.I also created his social media and email account to help him with his business.The restraining order was extended 90 days.My accounts such as social media had been compromised and he knew a lot of my passwords and personal information.What is my best option in this case ?

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If I have a judgement against me would that prevent me from

If I have a judgement against me would that prevent me from getting a real estate license?

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Can I use the word realty in my business name if I am not a

Can I use the word realty in my business name if I am not a licensed real estate agent?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: I'm in California. I don't have a property yet. But I am starting a business and I want to advertise on Facebook.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. I'm in a class. I can't talk on the phone right now.

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Concerns a Real Estate Professional: A seller of a house is

Concerns a Real Estate Professional:A seller of a house is a KW Real Estate Professional in Texas. What oath does she take as a realtor?What is a Texas realtor bound to as to professional conduct/mis-conduct?What rules govern a real Estate Professional?

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J. Warren

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The Buyer Broker Agreement is not worthless. It is more of a

The Buyer Broker Agreement is not worthless. It is more of a "feel good" document and is a very difficult document to enforce. I have never had an agent successfully enforce it. I've heard there may have been some over the years - but they are few and far between. You will need to sign an assignment document where you agree to indemnify HomeSmart against all claims that the buyer may file against us. That could be very expensive for you and if the buyer gets an attorney - that is the first thing they will do. Kyle is correct - you should contact them directly and try to work something out. If you want to file suit against the buyer - I will prepare he assignment next week when I am back. My advice is to NOT go down that road.Trudy MooreDesignated Broker

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Phillips Esq.

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I have a temporary inactive real estate license in Georgia.

I have a temporary inactive real estate license in Georgia. I would like to know what I need to do if anything to introduce a realtor/owner to a private money funding for one of his deals. I'm not involving myself in any aspect of the real estate dealings.

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I run a rental property and I had an employee that had a

I run a rental property and I had an employee that had a real estate license. She was turning renters into home buyers from my complex without my knowledge. I found this out after she left and I read an email she had written to a tenant letting them know that she was a realtor and she could find them a house for about the same amount of money they paid in rent. Is this legal? If not can you refer me to a statute? Thanks, Elizabeth

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My wife is currently on disability. I recently got my CA

My wife is currently on disability.I recently got my CA real estate license and I want her to help me from my home office.It would be best to have her get her license so she can discuss all topics. Without her license, she can't discuss pricing and interest rates.If no sales go through her license, would she jeopardize her disability?

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I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt

I just bought a house from an owner/RE Agent. I did not opt to hire a home inspector but did the inspection because the home had a new roof, HVAC, all new flooring, inside paint, all new appliances, hot water heater (everything), new bath fixtures and ceiling fans. It was flawless inside and out. I received a Georgia :Seller's Property Disclosure Statement completed and signed by the owner agent. The property is a rental and my new tenant's family of four moved in the day of closing. Four days after closing, my tenant called and said the washer draining is backing up to the clothes washer. The property has a septic system for all water related appliances except the washer. It has its own drain system, probably some sort of drain field. I called my Septic/drain expert who says the drain is not adequate and deeps a properly sized drain system. I am contracting him to install the $ 1,500 125 Gallon drain and filter system. He has a solid reputation and came recommended by my Realtor. Here is the problem: The seller noted on the Disclosure under the question "Are there any leaks, backups, or other similar problems with any portion of the plumbing, water or sewage systems?" His answer was no. I believe he is liable for some part or all of the $ 1500 fix. What is your legal opinion of my best approach or rights in this situation? If he had answered "I don't know", I would have made a different decision about that part of an inspection. As a Colorado RE Broker myself for many years and a commercial RE bank senior executive, I believe the owner agent should have known the consequences of his answer(s) on the disclosure. I think the Georgia Real Estate licensing authority would see it my way as well if I ask for an investigation on the transaction. Your opinion please. Thanks

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